P Plate Speedster “Double” the Legal Limit


A speeding 17-year-old provisional driver has had his licence suspended on the spot after he was detected driving at 117km/h in a 60km/h zone.

About 10:55pm Saturday night (24 February 2024), City patrol officers observed a white Mazda 6 sedan travelling at high speed along Phillip Avenue, Watson.

The vehicle turned onto Antill Street in Dickson, before overtaking several other motorists at high speed – with the vehicle recorded driving at 117km/h in a 60km/h zone.

A traffic stop was initiated and a 17-year-old male provisional licence holder was identified as the driver with four passengers in the vehicle.

When asked why he was driving over the posted speed limit, he stated ‘he was going to a mate’s house’.

Officers issued him with an Immediate Suspension Notice (ISN), suspending his licence for 90 days.

A Traffic Infringement Notice (TIN) was also issued for exceeding the speed limit by more than 45km/h, which attracts a penalty of $1841.00 and six demerit points.

ACT Policing reminds motorists that speeding is one of the Fatal Five causes of death and serious injury on ACT roads. Dangerous driving attracts severe penalties, and drivers risk having their licence suspended and / or vehicle seized as a result.

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